Whoever said that ‘the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’ has apparently never gone fishing… or never really done anything else repeatedly for that matter. Scientifically speaking, if an experiment produces exactly the same results every time, the data is probably faked. There is always a margin of error in even the most controlled environments. People who expect the same actions to consistently produce the same results in the real world are naïve. We may laugh at people who buy lottery tickets but few people call the winners crazy for buying the winning ticket.
I guess I just dislike this popular saying because “insanity” is a real word with a real meaning. Anything else is just balderdash and trivializes a serious mental condition. [Ecclesiastes 9:11]
"By loving men, my son"
"And how ought we to love men?"
"By trying to guide them along the right path"
"And what is the right path?"
"The one that rises"
- Nikos Kazanzakis, Christ Recrucified